Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Endodontic Retreatment

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM PDT
CDE Credits: 2.00 Teaching Methods: Lecture; Live Online or Self-Instructional Video Length: 2 hours
PDL is an ADA CERP recognized provider. PDL designates this activity for 2.00 hours continuing dental education credit.
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  • Webinar Title: Endodontic Retreatment
  • Presenter: Dr. Terry Pannkuk
  • Date Recorded: October 25th, 2014
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • CDE Credits: 2 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



In this webinar Dr. Pannkuk will highlight the common and exotic challenges that exist when repeating a previously performed endodontic procedure that has failed. Safe dismantling of crowns, removal of posts, silver points. Obturation carriers, cast cores, and pins will be shown. He will also discuss management of ledges, false paths, perforation, abused root termini, and the proper post endodontic restoration to increase fracture resistance.

Course Outline

The indications for surgical endodontic retreatment, combined approaches, and the decision to perform heroic attempts to save a tooth will be highlighted.

Critical thinking and the employment of decision trees and algorithms which explore all reasonable options will be demonstrated with the start-to-finish planning, execution, and maintenance of actual deconstructed cases.

As with previous PDL webinars, the program will be fully interactive with participants able to ask direct questions and challenge the philosophies shown.


At the end of the webinar the participant will understand:

1.The complex development of endodontic retreatment planning considering all important options
2.The safe techniques for removing previously placed crown and root restorative components
3.How to manage iatrogenic treatment complications that had been previously hidden or ignored
4.How to interpret a case prognosis, determine strategic value of the tooth, and idealize a treatment plan that best serves the patient’s dental needs

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Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Dr. Terry Pannkuk

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9 E Pedregosa Street, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States


Dr. Terry Pannkuk, a native of California, graduated from University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Biology, Georgetown Dental School with a D.D.S., and Boston University with an M.Sc.D. in Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, former editor and publisher of The Endodontic Report, former president of the Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, current reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics (official journal of the American Association of Endodontists), Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, President and Founder of the Schilder Institute for the Advancement of Endodontics, Editor and Publisher of PDL (Pure Dental Learning), Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, and international lecturer-author of topics relating to clinical endodontics.

He lives and practices in Santa Barbara, California.

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Original Release Date: October 25, 2014
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: October 25, 2017

*Self-instructional activities are reviewed at least once every three years, or more frequently if indicated by new scientific developments, to ensure that content is current and accurate.

CDE Credits

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